Bent Larsen

1935 - 2010

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Jørgen Bent Larsen (4 March 1935 – 9 September 2010) was a Danish chess grandmaster and author. Known for his imaginative and unorthodox style of play, he was the second strongest non-Soviet player, behind Bobby Fischer, for much of the 1960s and 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bent Larsen has received more than 208,793 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Bent Larsen is the 28th most popular chess player (down from 27th in 2019), the 139th most popular biography from Denmark and the most popular Danish Chess Player.

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Among chess players, Bent Larsen ranks 28 out of 376Before him are Ruy López de Segura, Vera Menchik, David Bronstein, Miguel Najdorf, Johannes Zukertort, and Akiba Rubinstein. After him are Mikhail Chigorin, Judit Polgár, Nona Gaprindashvili, Efim Bogoljubov, Frank Marshall, and Savielly Tartakower.

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Among people born in 1935, Bent Larsen ranks 65Before him are Lorenzo Bandini, Ei-ichi Negishi, Forough Farrokhzad, Pepe, Abdou Diouf, and Zhelyu Zhelev. After him are Sonny Bono, Bobby Morrow, Brian Clough, Masahito, Prince Hitachi, Gene Vincent, and Pranab Mukherjee. Among people deceased in 2010, Bent Larsen ranks 46Before him are Vladimir Arnold, John Fenn, Arthur Penn, Mario Monicelli, Bruno Cremer, and Stjepan Bobek. After him are Francisco Varallo, Erich Segal, Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen, Juliet Anderson, Bekim Fehmiu, and Patricia Neal.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Bent Larsen ranks 139 out of 783Before him are Valdemar Poulsen (1869), Lars Ulrich (1963), Anna Ancher (1859), Eric III of Denmark (1100), Anne Sophie Reventlow (1693), and Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel (1784). After him are Sophia Brahe (1556), Barthold Georg Niebuhr (1776), Asger Jorn (1914), Carl Bloch (1834), Erik Pontoppidan (1698), and Princess Charlotte of Denmark (1789).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Denmark

Among chess players born in Denmark, Bent Larsen ranks 1After him are Jacob Aagaard (1973).